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UK EAT rules Asda can vary employment contracts unilaterally
  • Matheson
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • July 12 2010

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) in the UK, upheld the Employment Tribunal's decision in Bateman and others v Asda Stores Ltd ruling that Asda could rely on a clause in its staff handbook which reserved the right to amend various contractual terms unilaterally, including those relating to pay

Important English High Court ruling on prudential pensions case
  • Matheson
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • July 6 2011

In April, the English High Court issued its ruling in Prudential Staff Pensions Ltd v The Prudential Assurance Company Ltd and Others

Sick of holidays: recent rulings by the European Court of Justice and House of Lords on the Working Time Directive have implications for Ireland
  • Matheson
  • United Kingdom, European Union, Ireland
  • January 13 2010

In Ireland, the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997 links an employee’s entitlement to paid annual leave with hours worked